Horse’s Funeral Attended By Hundreds In Belagavi Amid Lockdown

tmq95i1g horses funeral attended by hundreds in karnataka amid lockdownanimay 24 625x300 24 May 21

Hundreds of people participated in the funeral of the horse in the Maradimath area of Belagavi.

New Delhi:

Hundreds of people violated Covid restrictions to attend the funeral of a horse belonging to a local religious organisation in Karnataka’s Belagavi district on Sunday. The large gathering has forced district officials to temporarily seal the village and carry out tests to check for new cases.

A police case has also been filed in relation with the incident.

Visuals shared by news agency ANI showed people walking shoulder-to-shoulder to participate in the funeral of the horse in the Maradimath area of Belagavi. Many were also without face masks.

“A horse of a local religious organisation in Mastmaradi village died in the morning, following which people of the village took out a funeral procession and cremated the horse. The village has been sealed and an FIR has ben registered. We are conducting RT-PCR tests. This village will remain sealed for next 14 days. Nobody is allowed to come in or go out,” a police officer told NDTV.

Karnataka – which has been battling a surge in cases in the second Covid wave – is currently under a lockdown that will remain in force till June 7.

The southern state has reported 25,000 virus-related deaths so far and the number of active cases is around 4.73 lakh.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported so far is over 24 lakh.

Author: desi123 is an online news portal that aims to provide the latest trendy news for Asians living in Asia and around the World.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *